When it feels like an inferno outside, it can be hard to get it to totally cool down inside.
And that warm air can be even more annoying when you’re trying to get some sleep.
So just how do you get comfortable and have a good night’s rest in the warm weather?
The National Sleep Foundation has five tips for getting good sleep in the summer:
Keep the air moving.
If you don’t have air conditioning, open the window and turn on a fan to get some circulation.
You can also put a bowl of ice in front of the fan for some added cooling.
Shower before bedtime.
This will help your body cool down and leave a little moisture on your skin, making the effects of the cool fan even more enjoyable.
Sleep in breathable fabrics.
Avoid fabrics like silk that trap heat and sweat.
Choose natural breathable fabrics like cotton instead.
Block the sun’s rays.
Keeping the room darker will naturally keep it cooler.
Finally try not to let all the summer fun throw off your sleeping habits and avoid excessive drinking.
Make sure you get the amount of sleep you need even if the sun is still shining outside.